Storage, River Flow and Rainfall Update

Monday, April 1st, 2019

Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages during the week of 23rd – 29th March 2019 was Lance Creek 18mm, Ruby Creek 17mm, Deep Creek 4mm and Battery Creek 15mm.

Total rainfall recorded for the month of March 2019 was Lance Creek 32mm, Ruby Creek 32mm, Deep Creek 36mm and Battery Creek 32mm.

Last week’s rainfall has kept storage levels in all reservoirs steady and has improved flow in the Tarra River to 4.4ML per day enabling water extraction (pumping) to supply Yarram, Devon North, Alberton and Port Albert and properties with a ‘Supply Agreement’ to recommence.

Staff will continue to monitor river levels and provide regular flow/pumping status updates via the South Gippsland Water website and the Tarra River flows sign outside the Water Treatment Plant at Devon North. Any customers who have questions or concerns regarding their water supply can contact South Gippsland Water’s friendly Customer Service Team on 1300 851 636.

Across the region, all customers are requested to ensure they are following the Permanent Water Saving Rules which are in place all year round. The top three rules to remember are:

1) Water during the cool – Between 6pm and 10am

2) Sweep, don’t hose – Hosing hard surfaces such as paths and driveways is not permitted

3) Install trigger nozzles – All outdoor hoses are required to be leak free and fitted with trigger nozzles


Reservoir Major towns supplied Capacity level % Current Status
Lance Creek Wonthaggi, Inverloch, Cape Paterson, Korumburra, Poowong, Loch and Nyora 81 Permanent Water Saving Measures

Melbourne Supply System currently utilised

Ruby Creek Leongatha and surrounds 56 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Foster Dam – Deep Creek Foster area 81 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Battery Creek Fish Creek 67 Permanent Water Saving Measures


River Systems Major Town Supplied Current Status
Tarwin Meeniyan, Dumbalk Permanent Water Saving Measures
Agnes Welshpool, Port Welshpool, Toora, Port Franklin Permanent Water Saving Measures
Tarra Yarram, Alberton, Port Albert Permanent Water Saving Measures

Flows 4.4ML/day – extraction is occurring (ON)